Henrique Cancado Advances To Qualifying Bracket At 2006 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships

October 01, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 1, 2006

TULSA, Okla. -- Senior Henrique Cancado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is one of 16 men's tennis players to advance to the qualifying round at the 2006 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships.

Cancado advanced out of the pre-qualifying bracket with a 6-1, 6-1, victory over Andre Iriate of N.C. State.

In the qualifying bracket, Cancado will join teammate Eidy Igarashi (São José do Rio Preto, Brazil) in the singles bracket while joining sophomore Harel Srugo (Kibutz Gazit, Israel) in the doubles bracket along with Igarashi teams and sophomore Alex Seleznev (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) as the other Monarch doubles entry.

No. 78 Igarashi will face Anze Cevka from CAA rival Georgia State in his opening round singles match-up, while Cancado faces No. 95 Bobby Cameron of Tennessee. In doubles, Igarashi and Seleznev open against Kriegler Brink and Chri Biro of TCU. No. 52 Srugo and Cancado open doubles play against Zavier Smith and Anton Stryhas of Sacramento State.

The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships include five days of qualifying events that precede the October 5-8 main draw. A 128-player prequalifying tournament takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1. This feeds into 128-player and 64-doubles team qualifying tournaments Oct. 2-5, which then feeds into the 64-player, 32-doubles team main draws.

The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the 2006-07 collegiate tennis season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the third event is the season-ending NCAA Championships in May (the women's counterpart to the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships, the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships presented by Fila, is played in Pacific Palisades, Calif.).

To view the complete brackets, visit www.itatennis.com or click here.

2006 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championship - Pre-Qualifying Bracket
First RoundHenrique Cancado (ODU) - bye
Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Juan Gomez (NW): 5-6, 7-5, 6-2
Wes Miller (Ariz St.) def. Alex Seleznev (ODU): 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Second Round
Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Calle Rosen (Denver): 6-1, 6-0
David North (Ga. Tech) def. Rodrigo Souza (ODU): 6-3, 6-2

Third Round
Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Andrea Iriate (NSU): 6-1, 6-1